Research Study Subject Recruitment

Many faculty in the HMS Division of Sleep Medicine conduct research in human subjects.

If you are interested in participating in a research study, please call or send email to the contact person indicated for that study

Research Study Subject Recruitment by Harvard Division of Sleep Medicine Faculty
(for study details, click on the titles below)
26-Day Sleep Research Study Needs Participants Aged 18-35!
Are You at Risk of Diabetes?
Interaction of Melatonin and MTNR1B Genotype on Glucose Control
New MyApnea.Org Surveys: Leveraging data to improve lives

Additional Links for Potential Study Subjects
Important notice: Your Rights as a Research Participant
NIH Clinical Trial search service: ClincialTrials.gov
Partners Hospitals' Clinical Trial search: Clinical Trials @ Partners
NOTE: If after reviewing this information you have remaining general questions (not about a particular study), please contact the Division using the contact form.

26-Day Sleep Research Study Needs Participants Aged 18-35!
The Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is looking for participants for a research study to examine the effects of different sleep patterns on health, including mood, performance and alertness.

The study involves screening for 3-5 weeks and then living in our facility for 26 days.
We are looking for people who are:
- Healthy
- Non-smokers
- Not on any medications (some birth control OK)
- Ages 18-35

Receive up to $9,000.

Interested? Contact us!

(617)-732-4311

light@research.bwh.harvard.edu

or fill out our survey at https://redcap.partners.org/redcap/surveys/?s=LP7KTKXDH9

Location: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Study title: Influence of sleep regularity on circadian rhythms, learning, performance, and mood
Faculty member submitting this notice: Elizabeth B. Klerman, MD, PhD
Contact for this notice: Matthew Mayer, light@research.bwh.harvard.edu, (617) 732-4311
IRB expiration: 10/25/2019

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Are you at risk for diabetes?
The Dietary Habits research study will evaluate if changing meal patterns lowers risk for developing diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease.

Prospective research study participants must be overweight (BMI 25-38), non-smokers, between the ages of 25-55 and without medication use (birth control is acceptable).

Research Study Description:

    Medical screening at no cost
    3-5 short screening visits
    Must live in New England
    Two 9 day in-laboratory stays at Brigham and Women's Hospital
    No study medication involved
    Up to $5,000 for your time


To see if you are eligible, please fill out our online survey at
https://clinicaltrials.partners.org/study/9862 , and indicate interest as “Dietary Habits Study”.  or call 844-667-6325 (844-667-MEAL)

Location: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Study title: Effects of Dietary Habits on Metabolic Health
Faculty member submitting this notice: Dr. Frank Scheer, PhD
Contact for this notice: DietaryHabits@partners.org
IRB expiration: 2/20/2019

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Interaction of Melatonin and MTNR1B Genotype on Glucose Control
Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers need you!  Looking for adults between the ages of 21 - 55.
This study will be performed in healthy individuals with genetic variation in a gene called MTNR1B. This gene influences the regulation of blood sugar and has been associated with type 2 diabetes risk. Your genes are passed down from your parents and then passed on to your children. If you are eligible and interested in enrolling in our research study we collect a saliva or blood sample to test your genetic material for the MTNR1B genetic variation.

Requirements: 

Prospective subjects must be healthy Caucasian non-smokers between the ages of 21-55, live in New England, and off most medications (birth control is acceptable).

Study Description:
•    Medical Screening at no cost to you.
•    3 - 4 short screening visits
•    Must live in New England
•    5-day in-laboratory stay at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
•    Willing to take melatonin
•    Payment approximately $1,700 for your time.

To see if you are eligible, please fill out our online survey at
https://clinicaltrials.partners.org/study/melatonin  and indicate interest as “Melatonin Study”.

Location of the study: Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Study title: Interaction of Melatonin and MTNR1B Genotype on Glucose Control
Faculty member responsible for this notice: Frank Scheer
Contact for this notice: bwhmelatonin@partners.org or 617-732-7352
IRB expiration: 3/14/2019

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New MyApnea.Org Surveys: Leveraging data to improve lives
Visit MyApnea.Org to connect with patients and contribute to research. Complete the NEW online research surveys today!

The Sleep Apnea Patient-Centered Outcomes Network (MyApnea.Org) is a network of over 10,000 sleep apnea patients. It was created by people with sleep apnea and health care providers and researchers to empower you: the patients. On MyApnea.Org, you can get the answers you want from other patients living with sleep apnea as well as learn about sleep apnea from our research and education blogs. MyApnea.Org just released new research surveys that ask patients about sleep, symptoms, and health. Completing surveys will help make sleep apnea research, treatment, and care better reflect patient values.

If you participate:
•    Surveys can be completed in 30 minutes or less (for most people)
•    Surveys do not have to be completed all at one time
•    Surveys may be completed on a smart phone, tablet or computer
•    Be entered into a $50 gift card sweepstakes (when surveys completed)
•    Receive a personal sleep report to print and share with your health care provider
•    Begin the surveys today: https://myapnea.org/research!

Please contact us (rrottapel@bwh.harvard.edu) if you have any questions about participating.

Location of the study
: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Study title: MyApnea Surveys
Faculty member submitting this notice: Dr. Susan Redline
Contact for this notice: Rebecca Rottapel, rrottapel@bwh.harvard.edu
IRB expiration: 02/09/2019

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